"Go up hill!" Ancient Thira Tip by tere1

Ancient Thira, Santorini Island: 9 reviews and 36 photos

 
 

Ancient Thira is situated on a switchback up mountain right before Kamari, 2,110 ft high. After driving up the mountain you will have to leave your car or your means of transportation ( I saw many people climbing up the mountain...oops!) and go even more up.

I have to say that I gave up climbing when I reached the remains of an ancient church! Up there , there are relics of a Dorian city, with 9th-century BC tombs, an engraved phallus, Hellenistic houses, and traces of Byzantine fortifications and churches.

You will have amazing views from up there.

Directions: On a switchback up mountain right before Kamari, 2,110 ft high.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 25, 2007
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